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Posted by Irfan on Apr 15, 2013

I often visit to museum once or twice in a month to check the latest happenings and to fulfill my car enthusiasm needs. Before couple of days I had a visit to see the first Arabian Super car “Lykan” of which I posted earlier, meeting one of the museum officials Mr. Zakariya Dashti – Director of Media Committee, I came to know some important facts about The Museum so thought of sharing with my readers.

The Kuwait Historical Vintage and Classic Cars Museum was established in October, 2010. The establishment of the Museum is vitally important, as it is time to show the world the rich cultural heritage and historical tradition of Kuwait especially in the historical automotive sector as Kuwait is considered the richest country in the world with that field. The main aim of establishing the museum is to documents all the automotive information and connect the current and future generation to their past and urges them to complete the journey of our great civilization.

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The museum is the centre for car enthusiasts and owners as they get all the information that they need about the automotive world. It also offers many services to the community, like the technical sessions about a verity of automotive knowledge, and will also give advice and guidance to owners wanting to restore their valuable vehicles.

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The museum houses many of the cars of historical, Vintage and Classic cars including a car for late Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah which was an Imperial that he was using during his governance of Al-Ahmadi County, it also includes The Presidential Car of the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem AlSubah, which was a Lincoln, which was also the presidential car of the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem AlSubah. The museum also includes internationally known cars such as the Secret Agent – James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 car that he used in his movies, in addition to many of distinctive and historical cars.

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The Museum also has a Library that has many books and references of all the different types of automotive and as well as magazines, books, periodical and Internet services.

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The museum is open to the public from nine o'clock in the morning to one o'clock noon and then at five pm to eight o'clock pm, the museum is located in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area, Block One Street, forty nine street.

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Posted by Irfan on Apr 12, 2013

Last year I came across a special calendar exclusively for muscle cars of Kuwait, it was designed and photographed professionally but I didn’t know who is the guy behind this wonderful idea so I searched this calendar again this year and got it from Historical Vintage and Classic cars museum.

My first impression, amazing calendar and very well photographed including some of very clean and unique cars when it comes to classic and muscle cars.

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Emad Al Ali is the man behind this idea with the support of Hamed Abu Eidan. Hats-off to Emad Al Ali, a true muscle car enthusiast and specialized in oldsmobile 442. Not forgetting the important role of the muscle car owners who have shown their support toward this great calendar by providing their cars for photography. Last but not the least our very own Ibrahim Al Awadi with his magical shots, great composition and true dedication, I must say an important part of the crew of Muscle Car Calendar 2013.

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Keep it up guys and all the best for 2014.

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Posted by Irfan on Mar 30, 2013
Back in the days we used to have a website about car lovers & enthusiasts called q8speed.com (our inspiration), I was checking through my archive folders and found a folder of q8speed's old gathering pics which I am going to share here. Remembering the old time, those AUK parking lot gatherings, Thursday night HARD ROCK meets, crazy spotters etc... I miss that time and I really want to gather all friends who were the part of q8speed, don't really know the owner but know most of the old members of it. If you were a member of q8speed and want to have a get together sometime soon please do reply :)Thanks!

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Gathering at AUK Parking lot - April, 2006

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Gathering Some time back in 2009..



And then one day suddenly..... :(

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Posted by Irfan on Mar 16, 2013

It was an awesome night and amazing gathering after a long time, 15+ GTRs, 15 + EVOS & STis, countless Hondas of which mostly were s2000 & EK, Supras, Nissan Zs, infinity Gs  and not forgetting our very own Drifter Nasser Al Mutairi with his Toyota AE86.

There were many eye candies and moded JDMs but most beautiful of all cars according to us was white Subaru Impreza STi which is recently imported from Bahrain which we came to know after have a brief chat with the owner of Sti “Khaled Al Abdullah".

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Picture sent by AlJaraisi Photography, please follow him on instagram @lsxgroup to see more pics or if you have any picture related to JDM gathering last night please send us on contact@ratemyq80ride.com.

Also, check the following video of a JDM gathering from our eyes ;) Enjoy and share….


Thanks everybody for attending and making this gathering a hit. Special thanks to our buddy Evossain the MAN! for working out and playing a major role in making this event successful.



Posted by Irfan on Mar 13, 2013

February was the month of great car gatherings which include Drifting every Saturday by KMRC and we had an awesome JDM meet on 21st Feb, moreover a great gathering organized by GForceAutoWorks on 4th March between Euros and JDMs mainly between GTR'S and Porsche GT2/3's. I was inactive in past couple of weeks but hats-off to Hussain Thiyab AKA EVOSSAIN a true car enthusiast, photographer,  and a very dear friend of mine for taking active part in all gatherings, covering events and acting as a volunteer when needed. Have a look at some of the master pieces by EVOSSAIN.photo (9).JPGphoto (6).JPGphoto (10).JPG485017_10152609222120384_130667813_n.jpg

Follow him on Instagram & Twitter @evossain